Obtaining a copy of your Articles of Incorporation
If you have misplaced your articles of incorporation, you can find a copy on the Department or Secretary of State website for the state under which your company is filed. This is done through a business entity search. To find your state’s entity search page, visit our list of Secretary of State Business Entity Search Links. Simply enter your company name and entity type to find its information and available documents.
Depending on the state, obtaining a copy of your articles of incorporation could either be free or cost a small fee.
If your corporation was filed in Connecticut, Delaware, New York, or Oklahoma, this will be your certificate of incorporation. In Massachusetts, your articles of organization are required. In Texas, it is your certificate of formation.
What is this document and why do I need it?
The articles of incorporation, also known as a certificate of incorporation, is a legal document that outlines your business when incorporated. Relay requires corporations to provide this document in order to open an account.